2013 ACCELERATOR CHARITIES
“Accelerating Change” is at the heart of The Tony Stewart Foundation (TSF). Throughout 2014, we will be celebrating 10 years completed of providing TSF Grants to outstanding organizations serving children who are critically ill or physically disabled as well as those serving animals at-risk or endangered. TSF also provides funding to assist drivers injured in the sport of motor racing.
The first grant was awarded to an animal rescue group operating in Florida after Tony heard a news report of a dog which had been the victim of a “hit & run” and needed immediate surgery. Tony made a quick call to “Mama Smoke” and not only were funds provided to help the lucky dog but plans were set into motion to establish The Tony Stewart Foundation.
Since 2004, TSF has provided $5,211,523 to well-qualified charitable organizations operating in 41 of the 50 states. During these ten years of providing funding, only the states of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont & Wyoming have not had organizations either apply or be selected for a TSF Grant.
For the 2013 Accelerator Charities, the TSF Board of Directors made awards to 47 charities ranging from $4,500 to $15,000 for a total of $381,500. Together, these “Accelerator Charities” represent hundreds of volunteers who, along with small-to-medium staffing, are providing unique services or unique delivery of a common service.
We hope you enjoy spending time getting to know these wonderful organizations and we encourage you to use this Accelerator Charities page as a “jumping off point” to visit their web sites and social media including Facebook, Twitter and/or YouTube.
Visit the TSF Grant Program page for complete information about all 2013 Grant distributions totaling $718,980 to organizations in 21 states. In addition to Tony’s Grant Accelerator program, TSF also provides awards through Tony’s Crew Grants and Board Grants.
The 2014 Grant Accelerator Nomination Form will be made available on Friday, February 14 under the TSF Grant Seekers / Grant Application tab.
We encourage you to support Tony’s Grant Program through your tax-deductible gift. Whether you are a new donor to TSF or a renewing donor, your contribution will be used directly to help fund the 2014 Grants Program benefitting animals, children and drivers.